Tuesday, June 5, 2018

{My Party} Father's Day Beer Tasting and Grilling Party

Are you getting an early start on your Father’s Day party this year? Dads get the short end of the stick sometimes when it comes to party planning, don’t they? I love celebrating all the people in my life and dads need parties too!

I was brainstorming on the perfect party theme for Father’s Day and I came up with the idea to do a beer tasting and BBQ! I mean, what dad wouldn’t love that party theme? The dads in my life love throwing something on the grill, being outside, and having a nice cold beer. I know that's what my husband loves! 

Start your Beer Tasting and BBQ with this gingham inspired palette. The classic red gingham pattern is perfect for any summer party, including Memorial Day and Independence Day! Here’s a quick party tip; don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns and colors! It brings a depth to your party design!

I wanted to bring a rustic, woodsy element into my party, since this is a party for men after all. So, instead of traditional place mats, I used these fun wood slice place mats. They are cardboard, and they are patterned to look like faux bois wood slices. Then, for the place cards, these Kate Aspen wood slice place card holders coordinated perfectly with the place mats. Shop around your house for coordinating party supplies! I used my breakfast room chairs and bench to add another wooden touch!

Did you know that Shindigz has monogrammed cloth napkins? How cool is that? I monogrammed our married initials onto these napkins in a simple black font so we can use them over and over again! 

I fell in love with these fabulous beer flight paddle sets! Aren’t they so great? What guy wouldn’t love these at a party? I think they make great favors too!  I let my husband pick his favorite beers from pale ale, all the way to stout. The last one is a local Memphis brew that is made with coffee and it’s delicious!!

To give the party some extra fun, add lots of fun beer items like these fun beer candles! How cute are these? The beer and grill balloons are also fun, added details that really round out your party theme.

And my favorite part of this Father’s Day party is the gift! Impress the dad in your life this year with his own personalized corn hole game!! You can add any pictures and text and choose from several different colors and designs to give him a gift that he’ll love! Each set comes with the bean bags and on the back of each board there is a pocket for the bean bags so that you don’t lose them. And you can just clip the boards together and carry them with the handle! It’s perfect for tailgating or even taking it over to a friend’s house!

Have a Happy Father’s Day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

{My Party} Gone Fishin' Party

Do you have a little one that loves to fish? Fishing can be such a relaxing activity for kids and adults alike.  We live near a beautiful park and people are always there fishing in the ponds!  When I was looking for a place for this party, I knew that d park would be the perfect location! There is plenty of swampy grass around the ponds, which made the perfect backdrop for this party!

This Gone Fishin’ Party theme is so fun and bright! You can personalize so many of these items for your little one!  I added the birthday boy’s name to several of my items to make it extra special! The item I love MOST from this collection is the life sized canoe! I based my entire party design around this cute canoe. My idea was to have the canoe “floating” on the table and pulling up to the dock. I used these Dark Woodgrain Dock Pilings on top of the table too, to make it look like the boat was attached to them.

To make my table look like water, I used this three tier blue plastic ruffled tablecloth and then added Dark Blue Water Patterned Gossamer to make the boat look like it was floating in the water. Around the front of the table, I hung the Gone Fishin’ Cut Out Set on fishing line to make it look like they were “caught” on the line. At the end, I displayed three white lanterns that I painted to look like fishing bobbers.  I also love these oversized Rainbow trout balloons! They are so pretty and holographic. My little guy loved them!  At the end of the table, I used this Catch of the Day Standee which I personalized with the birthday boy’s name. What a fun way to welcome guests to the party!

I love brainstorming ideas for cute food for my parties and a fishing party definitely called for a lot of cute themed foods! I started with cupcakes, of course! I purchased red and white cupcakes and added these Fishing Lure and Bobber cupcake toppers and also some Miniature Fishing Poles. I pulled the actual hook off the end of the fishing pole for safety. And if you are having a fishing party, you must have your cups of worms in dirt! I displayed my pudding cup dirt cakes in these fun Metal Buckets. On each bucket, I hung a Fish Lure Keychain. I dipped some donut holes in red and white candy melts and put them on a stick to resemble bobbers and put them in these cute fish bowls with blue bag shred for another fun treat.  I displayed the cupcakes, the donut holes, and the dirt cakes inside the boat to make it look like the fisherman had all his equipment in the boat.

Every fishing party needs some bait and tackle right? I found this cute kid’s tackle box and filled it with gummy worms of all types, and of course some Swedish Fish, and some additional bobber and lure cupcake toppers for the kids to take home. I created two different favors for the kids as well. The first were these personalized treat topper bags filled with goldfish. To create a fun riser for my wooden plate, I used this Nautical Lantern Candle Holder. Our second favors were the Gone Fishing Candy Jars. I filled them with simple M&Ms and they make the cutest take-home gift for the kids. I loved using the dock piling standees to display them!

Hope you catch a Big ONE!

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